Columns

  • Too many candidates, or too few? 

    - Oct 26, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com There were major shifts in the Democratic Party race last week. Most importantly, Vice President Joe Biden has announced he will not seek the nomination and, less importantly, Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb...
  • How we ruin politics

    - Oct 26, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu Politics has never been the easiest subject to understand. With the various ebbs and flows of legislative intrigue and controversy, many people are quick to jump on the bandwagon of condemning and judging...
  • Charities not always as they seem

    - Oct 26, 2015
    Sydney Newton Sydney-newton@uiowa.edu According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States. It may or may not come as a surprise, but not all...
  • Propaganda and fictional TV

    - Oct 22, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com Showtime’s television series “Homeland” experienced an easily preventable mistake during an episode in the show’s fifth season in which Arabic graffiti in the background of the set contained disparaging remarks about the show...
  • Why I never fully started (or stopped) smoking

    - Oct 22, 2015
    Keith Reed keith-reed@uiowa.edu Cigarettes have been a big topic on campus. With the invention of e-cigarettes, this helped the smokers bypass the state’s smoking ban. But on Aug. 25, the university updated its Tobacco Free Campus...
  • Next step for transgender acceptance: government bureaucracy

    - Oct 22, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu Last week, CNN reported that the Transportation Security Administration would change some of the rhetoric featured on the agency’s website and would discontinue the use of the word “anomaly” in its proceedings. Up...
  • Ending deaths in high-school football

    - Oct 22, 2015
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu On Oct 17, a Texas high-school student died after an injury in a football game. The Alto Texas Independent District reported that the student was junior Cam’ron Matthews. This horrific trend haunts high-school...
  • We need to treat sexual health as a medical issue

    - Oct 21, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com Professional basketball player Lamar Odom was hospitalized recently after being discovered unconscious in a Nevada brothel. Found in his system was a superfluous amount of the herbal supplement “Reload,” which is intended to...
  • ‘Blast from the Jim Crow past’

    - Oct 21, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com “A blast from the Jim Crow past.” This sound bite from Hillary Clinton  on Oct. 17 encapsulates the issue behind the closing of 31 offices to acquire and renew driver’s licenses in Alabama....
  • ‘White feminism’ is still feminism

    - Oct 20, 2015
    Hannah Soyer Hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Jennifer Lawrence recently published an essay in fellow actress Lena Dunham’s feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter, called “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?” Lawrence’s essay discusses her realization that all of...

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